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Builders of a better working world

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    Our purpose

    At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 300,000 people — providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. In other words, working with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

    Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax — and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

    We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all our services, investing in our people and innovation. And we’re proud to work with others – from our clients to wider stakeholders – to use our knowledge, skills and experience to help fulfill our purpose and create positive change.

    Edited by Frank O’Keeffe

    EY Ireland Managing Partner

    Member of the EY UK&I Executive. Relentless focus on building a better working world for 3,000 EY people, valued EY clients, and our local communities.

    Our people

    Our purpose — Building a better working world — is the foundation of our culture.

    At EY, we empower our people with the right mindsets and skills to navigate what’s next, become the transformative leaders the world needs, pursue careers as unique as they are, and build their own exceptional EY experiences.

    Our more than 300,000 people and one million alumni form a powerful network. Each of those people leads and inspires others during their time at EY and beyond and brings our purpose to life in the work they do every day. The ability to invite, leverage and learn from different perspectives is key to delivering for our clients. We believe diversity and inclusiveness means growth. See our recent awards from respected organizations who have recognized our efforts.

    We are investing more time, technology and money than ever before in skills and learning for our people. This includes the launch of the new, first of its kind EY Tech MBA, in collaboration with Hult International Business School. It builds on the success of our EY Badges program, which helps our people develop future-focused skills in areas such as technology, sustainability and leadership.

    Online version: Economic Eye, 'Recovery - but at what price?' Spring 2021 Forecast

    It has been an extraordinary year across the island of Ireland. Covid-19 and Brexit have brought levels of disruption and required policy responses that are unique in peacetime.

    26 Apr 2021 Graham Reid

    Can divesting what holds you back move your strategy forward?

    The 2021 EY Global Corporate Divestment Study shows that companies need a stronger link between strategy and divestments to drive long-term value.

    5 May 2021

    How we can achieve connectivity for all - bouncing back to move forward

    Bridging Ireland’s digital divide will improve living standards, boost the economy, support business start-ups and assist with meeting national climate change targets.

    4 Mar 2021 EY Ireland

    Our leadership

    CEO Imperative Study

    How has adversity become the springboard to growth for Irish CEOs?

    The new EY Ireland CEO Imperative Study 2021 shows that Ireland’s CEOs are ready to embrace change to thrive into the future.

    10 May 2021 Graham Reid

    CEO Imperative Study

    How Ireland’s CEOs can realise opportunities to thrive into the future

    The new EY Ireland CEO Imperative Study 2021 highlights the emergence of a new DNA for thriving businesses. Irish CEOs are ready to embrace change, but should be mindful of addressing a number of areas that will allow them to move from intention to execution.

    10 May 2021 Frank O’Keeffe

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    Our alumni

    EY’s one million alumni continue to inspire us and help build a better working world.

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    To demonstrate our commitment on diversity and inclusiveness, the Global Executive (GE) has signed the EY GE D&I statement, which underscores our increased focus.

    Read the GE D&I statement

    Performance

    By focusing on our purpose of building a better working world, we’re making an enduring impact for our people, clients and communities.

    Through insights, facts and figures, case studies and videos, our Global review tells the story of our year. It shows how we’re applying our knowledge and experience every day to build a better working world through our services to clients, the leaders we develop, the confidence we provide to the capital markets and the support we give to the communities in which our people live and work.

    Purpose is the North Star that guides our firm. Our purpose, 'Building a Better Working World,' empowers us all; it is our reason for coming to work and understanding how we contribute to the bigger picture. 

    Frank O'Keeffe

    Managing Partner, EY Ireland

     

    Inclusive growth

    We believe a better working world is one where everyone can contribute to and share in the benefits of sustainable economic growth.

    Over the past generation, trends such as rapidly advancing technology, increased globalization and demographic shifts have brought huge benefits, but at the same time have left many people feeling like they’re falling behind.

    We believe economic growth and social inclusion must always be looked at together and increased overall prosperity can only be achieved along with more equal opportunity and outcomes. 

    Through our services, our wider influence and our approach to corporate responsibiilty, we're committed to supporting broad-based growth that empowers everyone to contribute to and benefit from economic success, both today and tomorrow.

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    How CEOs see the role of business in a COVID-19 world

    In this time of unprecedented change, business purpose has never been more vital. Only by putting purpose at the heart of actions and considering the needs of our people, our customers, our partners, our communities and our planet, can we create genuine, long-term value.

    Read the full story

    Gender pay gap reporting recognising the opportunity

    Smart working, including flexible and family-friendly working conditions, is the most common action taken to address the GPG in the UK.

    Read the full story

    Building trust in the capital markets

    We provide trust and confidence in the capital markets by promoting transparency, supporting financial stability and fostering inclusive economic growth.

    Quality audits are a key part of healthy capital markets. But all of our services help organizations to improve their performance and lead to a healthier economy, which benefits everyone in society. We take our role in the capital markets very seriously and we speak regularly with our many stakeholders on important topics. Through these conversations we deepen our understanding of the vital role business plays in society and of the policy environment we work in. In turn, we use this knowledge to inform discussions with legislators, regulators and investors around regulatory changes and broader policy issues.
     

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    Job opportunities

    The #FutureOfWork is now. With 260,000 people in 150 countries the opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at EY are boundless.

    Work with us

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    As the talent landscape continues to change, we are committed to fully realizing the collective leadership potential of athletes.

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